Fifteen Weeks

I continue to be amazed at how my mind processes time following surgery. Here I am, a week short of four months post-op and when you think about it, four months is a very short period of time. But, it feels like years ago I actually went through surgery. Keeping this is mind, I am coming to the realization that I really am still in the beginning of recovery and I have to remind myself of this on days when I don’t feel so hot. My tailbone pain from my fall at week 12 is finally starting to subside. I can actually sit square on my butt without feeling like I want to die. My physical therapist has been a God send and at my last two appointments has been doing some pressure point work on the tailbone and surrounding area to help with the pain. I have a few more appointments with him and now just need to focus on continuing the exercises he’s given me. It’s so easy to slack on those and I find myself forgetting (or neglecting) to do them. I purchased a balance board on Amazon to help with increasing my balance, stability and core strength because I am terrified about falling again. Started back to work on a full-time schedule (10 hr days) with spit days off which has given some relief as I work two days, have a day off, work two more and then two days off. It’s really helped with managing muscle tightness and exhaustion. Still walking daily, which slowed down after the fall because I was so sore, but still got out there! Just didn’t move as quickly! So here I am, continuing to struggle with patience. Continuing to struggle with listening to my body. And continuing to struggle with frustration about not feeling like I’m 25 again. It’s frustrating and it’s depressing at times…. Just slowly climbing that ladder of recovery to get to the top!

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